New Carlisle's 28th Annual Main Street Holiday Parade
One of the greatest gifts to give at Christmas is the passing on of holiday traditions, and New Carlisle will be providing the opportunity to start or continue family Christmas traditions this Saturday, beginning at the Andy Barnhart Memorial Airport.
Bundle up the family and be at the airport by 9:30 that morning to see Santa Claus fly in to New Carlisle from the North Pole. The jolly old elf is flying in to participate in the 28th Annual Main Street Holiday Parade and then, following the parade, meet with area children to make sure his Christmas list is as up to date as possible. Kids won't want to miss watching Santa's plane land at 9:30
Kids won't want to miss watching Santa's plane land at 9:30 The parade will begin at 10 am at Madison and Main Streets, and will proceed to Lake Avenue and the firehouse. Santa Claus will be sharing the parade spotlight with the Tecumseh Arrows Marching band, Sully from Monsters, Inc., Hello Kitty, Vandalia's Sparky the Fire Dog, and all children who want to dress up in a holiday or storybook costume and join in the parade. All children participating in the costume contest should hurry over to the parade starting point right after watching Santa's plane land. As is parade tradition, there will be candy for the kiddos.
Festivities will continue at the firehouse, located at 315 N. Church St., following the parade. The Marching Arrows will have a poinsettia sale going on, refreshments will be available, and the costume contest judging will take place. Three Toys-R-Us gift cards will be awarded to the winners; but remember, to be eligible for the contest children must walk in the parade in costume. Finally, of course, Santa will be on hand to find out what everyone wants for Christmas and to give each girl a boy a toothbrush, generously provided by Dr. Robert Kellar. Enjoy the entire day of tradition in New Carlisle on Dec. 7 as the Local Merchant Holiday Open House goes from 10am-5pm, with special items and refreshments as you shop. Christmastime is a magical time of year that is made even more so by spending time with family immersed in the traditions of the season. New Carlisle invites everyone to bundle up and join in its traditional festivities this Saturday, December 7.